Jonny is excited to announce he is taking his new show Optimism Over Despair to the Edinburgh Fringe 2023.
Optimism Over Despair: Jonny told the nation his biggest secret. He's pretty sure it was a mistake. Find out why in this candid and bitingly funny new show. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Live From the BBC. Herald Angel winner and Chortle Award nominee.
"Kind of extraordinary" ★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ The Times
★★★★★ The Herald ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ Chortle
Jonny Pelham is one of the most exciting stand-up comedians in the UK.
He’s appeared on shows such as; Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, Russell Howard’s Stand-up Central, Live from the BBC and Bobby and Harriet Get Married.
He’s written and starred in his own scripted comedy projects; Late Bloomer, for Sky Comedy Short Season and Brad Boys for Channel Four Comedy Blaps, as well as working as a script consultant for BAFTA wining sitcom, Almas Not Normal.
He’s currently developing a brand-new scripted project, with Instinct Productions; and has just delivered a cutting-edge documentary series for channel four based on his own personal experience called, Let’s Talk: Child Sexual Abuse.
His hit show Off Limits, is currently touring, following phenomenal critical acclaim and a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.